1.1 The company
Faeroes produces exceptional rainwear & outerwear, combining contemporary design with UK heritage manufacturing.
Inspired by the Shipping Forecast and our nation's relationship with the weather, the brand explores ideas of Britishness, belonging, and uncertainty in the changing times ahead.
Collections are produced in limited batches to ensure sustainability and quality.
1.2 The founder
Faeroes was founded by Charlie from his family home in the Surrey Hills. Whilst enamoured by other places and cultures his first love is the British Isles.
More specifically he loves the soft light at dusk, car journeys in a thunderstorm, and the rolling patchwork of fields and hedgerows viewed from above. He also enjoys seaside towns with pebble beaches, folklore, wild flowers, and marmite.
1.3 The name
(pl. noun) also written Faroes;
pronounced /‘fɛərəʊz / as in ‘pharaohs’. See also: Faroe Isles or Faroese.
A collection of 21 basalt islands in the North Atlantic. In 1932, this self-governing community gave their name to the British Shipping Forecast location between Southeast Iceland and Fair Isle. Known as the ‘land of maybe’ it is not uncommon to experience all four seasons in one hour.
1.4 The Shipping Forecast
"There are warnings of gales in all areas except Biscay and Trafalgar. Bailey, Fair Isle, Faeroes: Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in Fair Isle. Rain or showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor."
The Shipping Forecast has been a feature of British culture for over a century, helping sailors to navigate our often treacherous coastal waters.
Broadcast daily on BBC Radio, this poetic recital of familiar place names is a constant reminder of our island status and the weather systems that surround us.
Forget the bright, simplistic glare of sunnier climes for these are the Isles of rain and fog. Where beauty can be found in the delicate painted hues of a watercolour sky, the soft patter of raindrops on foliage overhead, or the scent of damp cold earth underfoot.
Indeed, there is a strange allure to this unpredictable and varied climate; a subtle yet romantic drama borne out by our enduring love affair with the weather and an island made glorious by more than just sun.
Rain Later. Good.